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Part 9: episodes 401 - 450

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Part 1: Eps 1 - 50
Part 2: Eps 51 - 100
Part 3: Eps 101 - 150

Part 4: Eps 151 - 200
Part 5: Eps 201 - 250
Part 6: Eps 251 - 300

Part 7: Eps 301 - 350
Part 8: Eps 351 - 400
Part 10: Eps 451 - 509
 

 

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401. Jingles

Tom Ellis.......Bill Hunter
Bart Simpson.......Stewart Faichney
'Jingles' Malone.......Roy Day
Margot Malone.......Isobel Kirk
Lofty Moore.......Mark Colombini
Bluey Davis.......Gary Down
Martin Woods.......Richard Moss
Garage proprietor.......Danny O'Meara

Script.......Ken Lord
Director.......Paul Eddey
Executive Producer.......Henry Crawford

Synopsis: Detectives investigate the murder of a roustabout at a once prosperous travelling carnival.

Notes: Art Director Les Binns was asked to find a circus to be used for location shots in this episode. Discovering that all local circuses were on tour in other parts of the country, Binns set about building a carnival. In three days Homicide had its own 'Big Top', complete with animals, merry-go-round, ferris wheel and side-show alley.

Airdate:
Brisbane 6/11/73
Melbourne 29/1/74
Adelaide 18/2/74
Wollongong NSW 29/4/74
Maryborough QLD 7/8/74

 


Don Barker, John Stanton, Gary Day and Bud Tingwell

402. Shut Your Mouth And You'll Catch No Flies

William 'Drummy' Taylor.......Owen Weingott
Sheila Robinson.......Kay McFeeter
Jack West.......Brian Anderson
Charlie Fergusson.......Keith Kaye
Benny Cox.......Jack Allan
Michael 'Skinny' Jones.......Noel Browne
Sheila's friend.......Sue Kerr
Barbara West.......Beverley Dunn
Vagrant 1.......David Mitchell
Const. Barry Robinson.......Roger Boyce
Vagrant 2.......Graeme Bent

Script.......David Boutland
Director.......Simon Wincer
Executive Producer.......Henry Crawford

Synopsis: Pet shop proprietor Jack West is intimidated by a killer after he witnesses a murder. Because he values his life, West refuses to help police. Detectives also find 'Skinny' Jones reluctant to help after an attempt has been made on his life. The killer is 'Drummy' Taylor, a hard case without emotions, but very cunning. He is violent, and kills without a qualm. He evades capture by terrorising those who can incriminate him - but he meets his match in Sen. Det. Kelly.

Notes: Originally scheduled in Melbourne for 5/2/74, the timeslot was exchanged with ep. 411, 'A Crime Against Nature', to allow the latter to be brought forward for screening in a special 9:00 PM timeslot.

Airdate:
Sydney 22/1/74
Brisbane 22/1/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 15/2/74
Toowoomba QLD 21/2/74
Melbourne 9/4/74
Adelaide 29/4/74

 

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Ep. 402: Owen Weingott and John Stanton

403. A Thing Of The Past

Mary Turner.......Kris McQuade
Det. Sgt. Norm Turner.......Peter Gwynne
Jack Brown.......Bill Hunter
Edwin Pendergast.......Frank Foster-Brown
Paul Markes.......Alan Hopgood
Ron Ambrose.......Michael Caton
Sen. Det. Cross.......Neil Thompson
Farrell.......Frank Van
Ernie (barman).......William Williams
Servo proprietor.......Syd Heylen
Vicki.......Valma Pratt

Script.......Fred 'Cul' Cullen & Jim Simmonds

Synopsis: Det. Sgt. Norm Turner is the local CI man at a suburban police station. His wife's death, the strain of work, over-indulgence in alcohol and a rebel daughter has made life very difficult for him. When his daughter Mary is murdered, he refuses to believe some of the facts that the Homicide squad uncover about her. He then conducts his own investigation, bringing him into conflict with the Homicide squad.

Airdate:
Brisbane 16/10/73

Sydney 20/11/73

Melbourne 12/2/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 22/2/74
Toowoomba QLD 28/2/74
Adelaide 4/3/74
Tamworth NSW 9/3/74
Maryborough QLD 21/8/74

 


Ep. 403: William Williams and Don Barker

404. Just Good Friends

David Farley.......Terry Gill
Veronica Coates.......Cornelia Frances
Lord Hubbard.......Alexander Archdale
B.J. Bolt.......Judd Jones
Barnett.......Michael Springfield
Billie Meer.......Rita Tanno
Walter Turner.......Jeffrey Warren
Supt. Parker.......Carl Bleazby
Greg Watkins.......Robert Schroeder
Hotel manager.......Brian Moll
Miss Sinclair.......Lea Denfield

Script.......Fred Cul Cullen
Director.......David Stevens
Executive Producer.......Henry Crawford

Synopsis: B.J. Bolt, head of a U.S. organisation visiting Australia for a Government deal, is murdered - which has repercussions throughout the business world. A rival firm also interested in the contract uses a bugging device to obtain opposition plans. Investigations take the Homicide squad to a luxurious penthouse suite, where Det. Redford is reunited with Veronica Coates, now Bolt's public relations officer. Redford and Coates previously had a relationship in Vietnam, when he was a second Lieutenant in Saigon.

Airdate:
Sydney 27/11/73
Brisbane 5/2/74
Melbourne 19/2/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 1/3/74
Adelaide 11/3/74
Tamworth NSW 16/3/74
Wollongong NSW 20/5/74
Maryborough QLD 28/8/74

 

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Ep. 404: Rita Tanno, Bud Tingwell and Gary Day

405. Time And Tide

Det. Sgt. Jack Beck.......Jack Thompson
Det. Const. Deegan.......John Clayton
Wayne Palmer.......Vincent Gil
Jeffrey Hodges.......Tommy Dysart
Lynda Beck.......Olivia Brown
Paul Cox.......John Faasen
Sgt. Wall.......Stan Rogers
Keith Ring.......Vernon Weaver
Miss Green.......Louise Homfrey
Mahon.......Colin McDonald

Script.......Fred Cul Cullen
Director.......Igor Auzins
Executive Producer.......Edward Ogden

Synopsis: Inspector Lawson visits Sydney for a conference and becomes involved in a murder investigation when the local police find a body floating in the harbour. Lawson comes into conflict with Sgt. Jack Beck of the Sydney police on the use of fire arms in crime prevention.

Notes: Segments filmed in Sydney.

Airdate:
Sydney 29/1/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 8/3/74
Toowoomba QLD 14/3/74
Adelaide 18/3/74
Tamworth NSW 23/3/74

Melbourne 14/5/74
Newcastle NSW 27/7/74
Maryborough QLD 4/9/74

 


Ep. 405: Jack Thompson, Don Barker and Gary Day.

 

 

406. Jill The Ripper

Bernard Phelby-Thomas.......John Krummel
Gloria Monday.......John Krummel
Chauffer.......John Krummel
Phelby-Thomas Snr. .......John Krummel
Houseboy.......John Krummel
George Hodges.......Ernie Bourne
Mrs. Stockpool.......Carmel Millhouse
Elizabeth Fisk.......Muriel Salter
Mrs. Gray.......Ethel Edgar
Greg Watkins.......Robert Schroeder
Psychiatrist .......Michael Duffield
Numerologist.......Pauline Charlston
Neighbour.......Bettine Kauffmann

Script.......Fred Cul Cullen
Director.......Igor Auzins
Executive Producer.......Edward Ogden

Synopsis: A sudden spate of vicious attacks on lone women has the Homicide team racing time to catch a killer on a campaign of vengeance. Descriptions of the killer match that of a middle aged woman - and with each killing, a number is painted at the scene, counting back from 88. In the course of their investigations, detectives come across the Phelby-Thomas mansion, and an assortment of characters living there, including an 80 year old pensioner, a houseboy, and a German chauffer. Further inquiries reveal that Phelby-Thomas is a retired actor, whose programme ran for 88 episodes, and whose specialty was disguises - the various people at the house, plus the 'Jill The Ripper' character, all being Phelby-Thomas in make-up.

Notes: John Krummel portrayed several separate roles, all as Phelby-Thomas in various disguises.
Crawfords sought advice from an American make-up expert who read the script and told them no way - it could not be done. Undaunted, Crawfords own make-up lady Jan Gash performed the task herself, and did an excellent job.

Airdate:
Brisbane 19/2/74
Melbourne 5/3/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 15/3/74
Toowoomba QLD 21/3/74
Adelaide 8/4/74
Maryborough QLD 11/9/74

Mt Gambier SA 21/9/76

 

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Ep. 406: Don Barker, John Krummel, Bud Tingwell, John Stanton and Gary Day

407. Otto

Lillian.......Moya O'Sullivan
Otto.......Anthony Voykovich
Sen. Const. Frost.......Peter Felmingham
Consul.......Kurt Ludescher
Greg Watkins.......Robert Schroeder
Taylor.......Darryl Sheen
Rami.......James Chesworth
Sima.......Karin Glenning
Rudy.......Joerg Ulitzxa
Tony Brown.......Roy Lyons
Solicitor.......John Gould
George Bird.......Edward Molyneux

Script.......Vince Moran
Director.......Paul Eddey
Executive Producer.......Henry Crawford

Synopsis: A student is shot dead on Mt. Buller after discovering the identity of a Nazi war criminal. The occupant of the chalet closest to the scene of the murder is found to be missing. New light is thrown on the case when the Nazi's identity is uncovered. Otto, the Nazi fugitive, flees to Melbourne where he has a sympathetic woman friend, and makes plans to escape the country.

Notes: Segments filmed on location at Mt. Buller.

Airdate:
Sydney 2/2/74
Melbourne 12/3/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 22/3/74
Brisbane 26/3/74
Toowoomba QLD 28/3/74
Adelaide 1/4/74
Wollongong NSW 10/6/74
Maryborough QLD 18/9/74
Tamworth NSW 20/9/74

 

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Ep. 407: Gary Day and John Stanton

408. As Simple As A.B.Z.

Michael Ryan.......Rod Mullinar
Det. Sgt. Dan Cullen.......Colin McEwan
Tony Angelini.......Luigi Vallani
Niki.......Belinda Giblin
Earl Corrigan.......Keith Lee
Dr. Paul Harrod.......Kurt Beimel
Victor Pollard.......Tony Bazell
Roger Greaves.......John Nash
Rita Corrigan.......Beverley Phillips
John.......Denzil Howson
Val.......Ann Gilding
Billy Maxwell.......Reg Dell

Script.......Peter Schreck
Director.......Ian Bennett
Executive Producer.......Henry Crawford

Synopsis: Private investigator Michael Ryan becomes involved in blackmail, murder and intrigue as he clashes with the Homicide team. The case centres on The Tango Club, a discotheque which is a front for a high class house of prostitution catering to businessmen. The club is also a front for a blackmailing racket as the club's manager surreptitiously takes photos of guests as they cavort with the club's girls, Niki and Val. Ryan is hired by a worried and influential businessman to recover negatives of photographs being used to blackmail him. Ryan's methods are not the most orthodox and he quickly comes into conflict with the Homicide squad when Tango Club manager Billy Maxwell is found dead. As a prime suspect, Ryan has to move fast to find the murderer. Another murder is committed before the case is solved - with Ryan and the Homicide team working in confusion, misunderstanding and mistrust.

Notes: Featuring the cast from Ryan. This episode was made after completion of the 39 episode Ryan series pending a decision on whether a second series would go into production. At this time Homicide production was doubled up to make use of both film crews, reverting to normal when the decision was made not to proceed with a second series of Ryan. Pamela Stephenson does not appear as Julie King in this episode as she had resigned following completion of the first series of Ryan, and would not have appeared in a second series if production continued. A reference is made to her character to explain her absence.

Airdate:
Sydney 12/2/74
Brisbane 5/3/74
Melbourne 19/3/74
Adelaide 25/3/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 29/3/74
Orange NSW 20/5/74
Maryborough QLD 25/9/74
Tamworth NSW 27/9/74

409. ...You Hear About The Slasher

Tim Blair.......Fred 'Cul' Cullen
Steve Brennan.......John Hargreaves
Peter Mason.......Gordon Glenwright
Sgt. Jack Murphy.......Maurie Fields
Matthew Brown.......Peter Reynolds
Brooks.......Alan Bickford
Martin.......Frank Hamilton
Jim.......Charles Gilroy
Nancy.......Gladys Simpson
Attendant.......Jack Mobbs
Corporal.......Edward Molyneux
Derro.......Terry Trimble

Script.......Luis Bayonas
Director.......Gary Conway
Executive Producer.......Henry Crawford

Synopsis: A psychopath who kills derelicts is at large and detectives are hard pressed in their endeavour to capture him.

Airdate:
Sydney 19/2/74
Brisbane 12/3/74
Toowoomba QLD 11/4/74
Adelaide 15/4/74
Melbourne 6/8/74
Maryborough QLD 2/10/74
Tamworth NSW 4/10/74

 

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Ep. 408: Belinda Giblin, Ann Gilding and John Stanton

 

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Ep. 408: Rod Mullinar and John Stanton

410. Bill

Helen Dunn.......Lynda Keane
Davo.......Garry MacDonald
Bill Byrne.......Walter Pym
Valmai Dunn.......Anne Phelan
Deuce.......Robert Forza
Rupert Morgan.......Jon Finlayson
Midge.......Denise Drysdale
Rees.......Frank Gow
'The Nose' Parsons.......Keith Dunkley
George.......Les James
Greg Watkins.......Robert Schroeder
Paul the punter.......Brian O'Callaghan

Script.......Fred 'Cul' Cullen
Director.......David Stevens
Executive Producer.......Henry Crawford

Synopsis: Morgan is a hated slum landlord who is murdered in a dark alley in an area which houses a number of his tenants. The main problem is not finding a suspect, but sorting out the killer from too many suspects. As if these troubles are not enough, two people come forward and confess to the murder, which makes a very puzzling case.

Airdate:
Sydney 26/2/74
Brisbane 19/3/74
Melbourne 2/4/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 12/4/74
Toowoomba QLD 18/4/74
Adelaide 22/4/74
Wollongong NSW 1/7/74
Maryborough QLD 9/10/74
Tamworth NSW 11/10/74

411. A Crime Against Nature

Mr. Enwright.......John Frawley
David Enwright.......David Atkins
Ernst Brenner.......Paul Karo
Mrs. Carson.......Hilda Scurr
Maggie Enwright.......Betty Ross
Michael.......Malcolm Henstock
Mark.......Keith Holding
Philip Carson.......Hugh Logan
Dennis.......Mark Wallace
Greg Watkins.......Robert Schroeder
Sen. Const. Sid Gray.......Peter Felmingham
Ken.......Jonathan Goffin
Gruerin.......George Olasz

Script.......Howard Griffiths
Director.......Igor Auzins
Executive Producer.......Henry Crawford

Synopsis: Homicide detectives come up against some startling attitudes when a homosexual is bashed and killed in an area where 'poofter bashings' are frequently carried out for 'kicks'. The victim's lover becomes a suspect when they find incriminating letters written to the dead man.

Notes: HSV-7 Melbourne played this episode at a later time (9:00 PM) because of its social significance, considering it unsuitable for children.
Originally scheduled for 9/4/74, the timeslot was exchanged with ep. 402 to allow the screening date to be brought forward.

Airdate:
Melbourne 4/2/74
Adelaide 25/2/74
Brisbane 26/2/74
Shepparton VIC 11/4/74
Albury NSW 11/4/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 19/4/74
Toowoomba QLD 25/4/74
Wollongong NSW 8/7/74
Maryborough QLD 16/10/74
Tamworth NSW 18/10/74

 

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Ep. 410: Robert Forza, Gary Day, Anne Phelan and Denise Drysdale

412. Running Jack

Sen. Const. Jill Cregan.......Penne Hackforth-Jones
Trin Turner.......Patsy King
'Running' Jack.......Fred Betts
Kevin Bourke.......Keith Eden
Paul Turner.......Mark Albiston
Richard Carter.......Bryon Williams
Hopkins.......Alan Bickford
Betty.......Vynka Lee-Steere

Script.......John Dingwall
Director.......Igor Auzins
Executive Producer.......Edward Ogden

Synopsis: Homicide detectives face a wall of silence when they try to investigate the death of a man at a Melbourne marina. An old salt, Running Jack, is their only witness - but all he saw was the weapon and the body, not the murderer. To solve the baffling crime the police go under cover, with Sen. Det. Redford and Sen. Const. Jill Cregan of the drug squad posing as the owners of a new boat. The detectives eventually find a motive for the murder but are unable to uncover the culprit in the face of stony silence from the tight-knit local boating fraternity, who seem to know more than they are willing to talk about.

Airdate:
Sydney 12/3/74
Brisbane 2/4/74
Melbourne 16/4/74
Swan Hill VIC 16/4/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 26/4/74
Adelaide 6/5/74
Newcastle NSW 15/7/74
Tamworth NSW 25/10/74
Maryborough QLD 23/10/74

413. Angel

Brewer.......Don Philps
George Jackson.......Graeme Blundell
Teena Gray.......Cindy Wright
Willie.......Ray Hartley
Hartley.......Geoff Parry
Angel Brewer.......Leonie Bradley
Abbie Long.......Jacqueline Kott
Mrs. Brewer.......Betty Crosby
Ross Brown.......Bill Bennett
Greg Watkins.......Robert Schroeder
Boating Senior.......Clive Hearne
Engineer.......Tim Robertson

Script.......Vince Moran
Director.......Simon Wincer
Executive Producer.......Edward Ogden

Synopsis: Angel Brewer, believed to be a simple country girl who moved to the city to be a model, is found dead in the bay. The case involves an investigation into prostitution, and shatters a father's illusions about his daughter.

Airdate:
Sydney 19/3/74
Brisbane 9/4/74
Melbourne 23/4/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 3/5/74
Toowoomba QLD 9/5/74
Adelaide 13/5/74
Newcastle NSW 22/7/74
Maryborough QLD 30/10/74
Tamworth NSW 1/11/74
Mt Gambier SA 9/11/76

 

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Ep. 412: Penne Hackforth-Jones and Gary Day

414. Twelve Bar Blues

Bo Monroe.......Max Cullen
Kelpie.......Syd Heylen
Ned.......Jerry Thomas
Robert.......Alfred Bell
Hughes.......Roly Barlee
Sgt. Casey.......Denzil Howson
Bunny Scott.......Jean Lewis
Rev. Blair.......Roy Lyons
Joe Connor.......Jack Allan
Constable.......Louis Seater
Constable.......Lindsay Edwards

Script.......Fred 'Cul' Cullen
Director.......Ian Bennett
Executive Producer.......Henry Crawford

Synopsis: Bo Monroe is an ex-jazz trumpeter, now a derelict. When Bo reads in the paper that his ex-wife Bunny Scott is to make a singing comeback, his own dreams of a return are given their last chance of realisation. Bo has to get his trumpet out of hock, and when he overhears a plot to blow up a boat and it's owner with it, he tries to sell the information to the police. Bo, now a witness, is a marked man. He eventually cons the money for his trumpet from someone else, and the criminals and Bo move to a climax at Bunny's comeback concert.

Notes: Bunny Scott is played by Jean Lewis, a Sydney jazz singer and recording artist. An actual concert was staged for the final sequence with Jean Lewis backed by a jazz group. The part of Bo Monroe was specially written for Max Cullen by his brother, Fred 'Cul' Cullen, who won a 1974 Logie award for Best Script for this episode.

Airdate:
Sydney 26/3/74
Brisbane 16/4/74
Melbourne 30/4/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 10/5/74
Toowoomba QLD 16/5/74
Adelaide 20/5/74
Wollongong NSW 29/7/74
Newcastle NSW 28/9/74
Maryborough QLD 6/11/74
Tamworth NSW 8/11/74
Mt Gambier SA 12/11/76

 


Bud Tingwell

415. I Keep Going Back To Be Certain

Lynn Fisher.......Joanne Samuel
Bill Campbell.......Deryck Barnes
Jocelyn Campbell.......Ann Mullinar
Tom Davis.......Keith Reid
Nicky Mathews.......Greg Smith
John Campbell.......David Margolin
Constable.......Peter Culpan
Greg Watkins.......Robert Schroeder
Charlie Fisher.......Charles Gilroy
Kenny.......Kim Gyngell
Car owner.......Colwyn Roberts
Detective.......Errol Archibald

Script.......David Boutland
Director.......George Miller
Executive Producer.......Edward Ogden

Synopsis: Homicide detectives find there is more than meets the eye when a young girl is raped by three youths and claims one of them tried to kill her. Investigations become more complex when one of the youths is missing, and police suspect his father of murdering him.

Airdate:
Sydney 2/4/74
Brisbane 23/4/74
Melbourne 7/5/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 17/5/74
Toowoomba QLD 23/5/74
Adelaide 27/5/74
Wollongong
NSW 5/8/74
Maryborough QLD 13/11/74
Tamworth NSW 15/11/74

 

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Ep. 415: Joanne Samuel and Gary Day

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Ep. 415: Joanne Samuel and Greg Smith

416. Cowboy Billy Day

Daphne Day.......Colleen Hewett
Billy Day.......John Hargreaves
Eddie Wilson.......Tom Farley
Douglas 'Doc' Farrell.......Charles Gilroy
Terry Maher.......Tom Lake
Bank manager.......Richard Butler
Garage attendant.......Frank Gow
Constable.......Louis Seater
Greg Watkins.......Robert Schroeder

Script.......Vince Moran
Director.......Paul Eddey
Executive Producer.......Henry Crawford

Synopsis: When Billy Day and his pregnant wife Daphne visit Melbourne to exhibit their prize bull at the Royal Agricultural Show, they accidentally become involved with some bank robbers.

Notes: The part of Daphne Day was especially written for Colleen Hewett.

Airdate:
Melbourne 26/2/74
Sydney 9/4/74
Brisbane 30/4/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 24/5/74
Toowoomba QLD 30/5/74
Adelaide 3/6/74
Maryborough QLD 20/11/74

 

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Ep. 416: Colleen Hewett

417. Penelope

Deborah Price.......Anne-Marie Johnson
Penelope Price.......Kerry Johnson
May Thompson.......Margaret Cruickshank
Alf Price.......Tony Wager
Det. Nick Pappas.......Apollo Papps
Doug Thompson.......Norman Kaye
Coast guard skipper.......John Black
Mrs. Lanselle.......Murielle Salter
Joan Price.......Alison Bird

Script.......George Mallaby
Director.......Paul Eddey
Executive Producer.......Edward Ogden

Synopsis: Young teenager Penelope Price believes she has killed her father after intervening when she found him drunkenly assaulting her mother. With her younger sister Debbie, Penny runs away and Homicide detectives find their investigation turning into a desperate search when the sisters try to board a boat in Port Phillip Bay.

Notes: John Stanton does not appear in this episode.

Airdate:
Sydney 16/4/74
Brisbane 7/5/74
Melbourne 21/5/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 31/5/74
Toowoomba QLD 6/6/74
Adelaide 10/6/74
Wollongong NSW 19/8/74
Canberra 28/9/74
Newcastle NSW 19/10/74
Maryborough QLD 27/11/74
Tamworth NSW 29/11/74

 


Ep. 417: Kerry Johnson and Anne-Marie Johnson

418. An Axe For Tommy

Det. Sgt. Jim Knight.......Fred 'Cul' Cullen
Joe Muir.......Jeff Ashby
'Noddy' Brewer.......Gus Mercurio
Ted Griffin.......Fred Betts
Bob Muir.......Rob Steele
WPC Sue Nilson.......Jillian Archer
Nancy Abbott.......Amber Mae Cecil
Charlie Collins.......Telford Jackson
Mark Abbott.......Matthew Wilson
Mrs. Roberts.......Val Jellay
Greg Watkins.......Robert Schroeder
Tommy Abbott.......Danny O'Meara
Constable 1.......Chris Dunn
Constable 2.......Bruce Beck

Script.......Jim Simmonds
Director.......Gary Conway
Executive Producer.......Edward Ogden

Synopsis: Det. Sgt. Harry White thinks he can handle children, as he has five of his own - until he meets Mark Abbott. Mark is the son of a small time crim, Tommy, who taught him to never trust a cop. One morning Mark finds his father gone and the lounge room spattered with blood. The Homicide team gets little help from him, or from his alcoholic mother. The discovery of his dead father triggers off in Mark an outburst against his mother, whom he accuses of the murder.

Notes: Fred 'Cul' Cullen appears as Det. Sgt. Jim Knight, standing in for John Stanton who was on sick leave and appeared in only one scene.

Airdate:
Sydney 23/4/74
Brisbane 14/5/74
Melbourne 28/5/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 7/6/74
Toowoomba QLD 13/6/74
Adelaide 17/6/74
Wollongong NSW 26/8/74
Newcastle NSW 26/10/74
Maryborough QLD 4/12/74
Tamworth NSW 6/12/74

 

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Ep. 418: Fred 'Cul' Cullen and Bruce Beck;
Fred 'Cul' Cullen, Chris Dunn and Bud Tingwell

419. Final Sunday

Cleo.......Diane Lewis
Billy Williams.......Max Cullen
Jack Carter.......John Orcsik
Max Fisher.......Peter Cummins
Edie Williams.......Judith Dick
Alf Jones.......Ken Snodgrass
Morgan.......John Proper
Mrs. Granger.......Margaret Christensen
'Stewie' Stewart.......Jack Perry
Greg Watkins.......Robert Schroeder
Casey.......Paul Glen
Archer.......Fred Gray
Jim.......Tony Sprague

Script.......John Blair
Director.......George Miller
Executive Producer.......Edward Ogden

Synopsis: A sad little man trying to better his lifestyle and provide for his terminally ill wife Edie, factory worker Billy Williams is desperately struggling for survival in a world he can't compete in. He is forced to resort to crime, and Det. Sgt. Harry White finds himself moved to sympathy. Events come to a sad conclusion when Billy unwittingly becomes a murderer.

Airdate:
Sydney 30/4/74
Melbourne 4/6/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 14/6/74
Toowoomba QLD 20/6/74
Adelaide 24/6/74
Wollongong NSW 2/9/74
Newcastle NSW 2/11/74
Maryborough QLD 11/12/74
Tamworth NSW 13/12/74

 

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Ep. 419: Max Cullen, Judith Dick and Don Barker

420. The Artful Dodger

Bill 'Dodger' Young.......Edward Ogden
April Brown.......Lesley Baker
Ivy Young.......Lois Ramsey
Jimmy King.......Terry Bader
Paul Jackson.......Michael Long
Bobby Jackson.......Geoff Parry
James.......David Lamont
Landlady.......Mary Marschall
Joey James.......David Lamont
Shop manager.......John Fergusson
Cashier.......Madeleine Randall
Policeman.......Terry Mountain
Fingerprint bloke.......Brian Inglis

Script.......James Davern
Director.......Gary Conway
Executive Producer.......Henry Crawford

Synopsis: Three young criminals hold up a supermarket, and the youngest of the trio, Jimmy King, panics and shoots the manager. However, there is a witness, 'The Dodger', the object of a nagging wife who sees his opportunity to get some money and escape when King's accomplices get rid of him by throwing him from their getaway car outside the Railway Museum in Williamstown. The final showdown between the three criminals and the Homicide team takes place amongst the trains in the museum.

Airdate:
Brisbane 28/5/74
Melbourne 11/6/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 21/6/74
Toowoomba QLD 27/6/74
Adelaide 1/7/74
Maryborough QLD 18/12/74
Tamworth NSW 20/12/74

 

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Ep. 420: John Stanton and Michael Long

421. Welcome To Mayfield

Roy Barker.......Keith Eden
Jesse Barker.......Terry Gill
Lois Barker.......Judy Jack
Bernie Harrison.......Syd Heylen
Neil Barker.......Brian Anderson
Sen. Const. Ken Hayes.......Peter Corbett
Huey Bennett.......Keith Kaye
Vince Taylor.......Michael Carman
Barman.......Vernon Weaver
Ellie Barker.......Debbie Ryan
Dr. Hardy.......Campbell Copelin

Script.......Peter Kinloch
Director.......Igor Auzins
Executive Producer.......Henry Crawford

Synopsis: Mayfield is outwardly a bustling market town with busy pubs and saleyards, but what actually lies behind the little town of Mayfield? What are the locals really hiding? Homicide detectives are not helped by the residents, who put up a wall of silence while the police investigate a brutal murder in one of the sale yards.

Airdate:
Sydney 14/5/74
Brisbane 4/6/74
Melbourne 18/6/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 28/6/74
Toowoomba QLD 4/7/74
Adelaide 8/7/74
Wollongong NSW 16/9/74
Tamworth NSW 27/12/74
Maryborough 1/1/75

422. You've Got To Do Something

Kate Maxwell.......Dina Mann
Roger Jarvis.......Joe James
Dave Walters.......Chris Haywood
Alan 'Chick' Palmer.......Michael Aitkens
Mike Jarvis.......Denny Laurence
Zack.......Mark Randall
Steve.......David Bracks
John Williams .......Peter Westheimer
Dr. West.......Richard Butler
Constable.......Roger Boyce
Student.......Peter Byrne
Robin McCormack.......Peter Williamson

Script.......Peter Schreck
Director.......Simon Wincer
Executive Producer.......Edward Ogden

Synopsis: A drug pusher is murdered at a beach house party. The Homicide squad find their investigations are hampered by three bikies, a father whose loyalty is tested, and a step-son who has something to hide.

Airdate:
Sydney 21/5/74
Brisbane 11/6/74
Melbourne 25/6/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 5/7/74
Toowoomba QLD 11/7/74
Adelaide 15/7/74
Wollongong NSW 23/9/74
Tamworth NSW 3/1/75
Maryborough QLD 8/1/75

 

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Ep. 421: Terry Gill

423. The Shooting Of Jimmy Lines

Jim Lyons.......Tony Wager
Pam Lyons.......Kay McFeeter
Margaret Brett.......Denise Drysdale
Clifford Jones.......Lew Luton
Det. Const. Doug Richards.......Peter Felmingham
Evans.......Arthur Barradell-Smith
'Tulip' McVee.......Charles Gilroy
Mrs. Lines.......Enid Lorimer
Jack.......Ken Weaver
Sidney.......Ian Ferguson
Jimmy Lines.......Danny Burke
Cole.......Graham Haines

Script.......Lynn Bower
Director.......Ian Bennett
Executive Producer.......Edward Ogden

Synopsis: Homicide detectives investigate a case of mistaken identity when a man is murdered whose name is similar to that of the intended victim.

Airdate:
Sydney 28/5/74
Brisbane 18/6/74
Melbourne 2/7/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 12/7/74
Toowoomba QLD 18/7/74
Adelaide 22/7/74
Wollongong NSW 30/9/74
Newcastle NSW 30/11/74
Tamworth NSW 10/1/75
Maryborough QLD 15/1/75

 

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Don Barker, John Stanton, Gary Day and Bud Tingwell

424. No Rhyme Or Reason

George Armstrong.......Martin Vaughan
Bill Lupton.......Fred Betts
Supt. Les Holding.......John Frawley
Edward Connelly.......John Nash
Sen. Const. Alan Reed.......Les James
Constable 1.......Louis Seater
Radio operator.......Richard Doggett
Const. Ray Lever.......John Sidney
Warnock.......Arthur A'Beckett
PMG technician.......Leighton Watts
Knowles.......Fred Greenwood
Williams.......Bob Horsfall
Constable 2.......Lawrence Jordon-Mountain

Script.......Howard Griffiths
Director.......Ian Bennett
Executive Producer.......Edward Ogden

Synopsis: Two country policemen investigate a disturbance; one is shot and blinded for life. An ex-policeman turned farmer decides to help the Homicide team with their investigations, which is not exactly gratifying to the detectives. He provides information which puts them on the track of the gunman: Edward Connolly, an eccentric who uses a push bike for transport, and puts everyone in the district on edge.

Airdate:
Sydney 4/6/74
Brisbane 25/6/74
Melbourne 9/7/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 19/7/74
Adelaide 29/7/74
Wollongong NSW 7/10/74
Newcastle NSW 7/12/74
Tamworth NSW 17/1/75

 

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Ep. 424: John Nash

425. Yesterday's News

Pam Condon.......Arna-Maria Winchester
Clarrie Lucas.......Ben Gabriel
Bill Johnson.......Bruce Kilpatrick
Jack Tennyson.......Alan Rowe
Arch Finlay.......Martin Harris
Fred 'Dumpy' Quinn.......Ron Pinnell
Dr. Ben Forest.......Allan Lander
Newspaper girl.......Madeleine Randall
Len Condon.......Paul Glen
Mrs. Finlay.......Valma Pratt
Joseph Aarons.......Robin Hardiman
Greg Watkins.......Robert Schroeder

Script.......Jim Simmonds
Director.......George Miller
Executive Producer.......Henry Crawford

Synopsis: Clarrie Lucas is a hard-bitten reporter who has seen it all. When his newspaper journalist mate Len Condon is shot dead, he attempts to solve the crime on his own.

Airdate:
Sydney 11/6/74
Brisbane 2/7/74
Melbourne 16/7/74
Adelaide 5/8/74
Wollongong NSW 14/10/74
Newcastle NSW 14/12/74
Maryborough QLD 29/1/75

 


Don Barker, John Stanton, Gary Day and Bud Tingwell

426. Slow Fuse

Mary Venuzzi.......Margaret Cruickshank
Gary Willis.......David Gulpilil
Al Venuzzi.......Peter Cummins
Guido Venuzzi.......John Orcsik
Bill Willis.......Steve Dodd
Sgt. Wally Kramer.......Peter Felmingham
Betty Mason.......Cherry Blaskett
Tony Venuzzi.......Robert Forza
Johnny Blake.......Bob Horsfall
Arthur Bull.......Roly Barlee
Major Archer.......Graham Dow
Jack.......Burt Williams

Script.......Fred 'Cul' Cullen
Director.......Paul Eddey
Executive Producer.......Henry Crawford

Synopsis: A wealthy Italian businessman is killed in a bomb blast in a car at a quarry, and the Homicide squad discover a bitter and resentful Venuzzi family - two sons, Guido and Tony, vying with each other for their father's favours and advancement. They also discover unhappy employees resentful of their employer's wealth and meanness - in particular a young Aboriginal radical, Gary Willis. The squad's investigation into the Italian community and the small black minority in the area presents a complex montage of internal conflicts and racial hatreds - there are too many motives for too many people. Complicating the issue is vengeance for Venuzzi's death, which doesn't wait for confirmation of the culprit - another must die before the Homicide squad home in on the real murderer.

Airdate:
Brisbane 9/7/74
Melbourne 23/7/74
Toowoomba QLD 8/8/74
Adelaide 12/8/74
Wollongong NSW 21/10/74
Newcastle NSW 21/12/74
Tamworth NSW 31/1/75
Maryborough QLD 5/2/75

427. Tom Mitchell's Money Box

Pauline Craig.......Yvonne Matthews
Brigitte Solerno.......Viviene Gray
Gordon Bishop.......John Diedrich
John Craig.......Peter Corbett
David Prior.......Michael Carman
Greg Watkins.......Robert Schroeder
Tom Mitchell.......Tony Bazell
Pathologist.......Peter Norton
Vargus.......Manuel Bugeja
Alice Mitchell.......Phyllis Ophel
Steven Holmes.......Mark Wallace

Script.......George Mallaby
Director.......Igor Auzins
Executive Producer.......Henry Crawford

Synopsis: Gordon Bishop is a drifter, moving from place to place and job to job. He dreams of a big win at the races, or, even better, at a gambling casino. Bishop also owns a .38 revolver - and when his former employers, milk bar proprietors Tom and Alice Mitchell, are found shot by a .38 with their life savings gone from their cash box, Bishop becomes the prime suspect. Damning evidence mounts up against Bishop - and then his girlfriend, Brigitte Solerno, informs police that he has taken off for Wrest Point Casino in Tasmania with a large 'killing' he claims he won at the races. The last formality of an identification parade is arranged, and the case is all ready to be sewn up, but the witness fails to pick out Bishop from the parade...

Notes: Segments filmed in Tasmania.

Airdate:
Sydney 25/6/74
Brisbane 16/7/74
Melbourne 30/7/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 9/8/74
Toowoomba QLD 15/8/74
Adelaide 19/8/74
Orange NSW 30/9/74
Maryborough QLD 12/2/75
Tamworth NSW 30/8/75

 

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Gary Day

428. The Chaff Bandits

Grant.......Ben Gabriel
Sgt. Dan Miller.......Maurie Fields
Frank Burley.......Terry Bader
Penelope Grant.......Rona McLeod
Billy Stark.......John Bowman
Bobby Stark.......John Preston
George Burley.......Syd Heylen
Robert Haggardy.......Jack Perry
Leslie Frost.......Joan Letch
Newsagent.......Arthur A'Beckett
Danny Northcott.......Keith Dunkley
Nurse.......Anne Gilding
Horse.......'The Pumpkin'

Script.......Fred 'Cul' Cullen
Director.......George Miller
Executive Producer.......Edward Ogden

Synopsis: Grant, the owner of a large stud farm, receives death threats before an important race. He takes no notice until a stable hand is murdered and an attempt is made to steal a horse. When the Homicide squad move in, they discover some strange turf identities, and learn that death threats have been received by other horse owners.

Airdate:
Sydney 2/7/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 16/8/74
Melbourne 20/8/74
Toowoomba 22/8/74
Newcastle NSW 4/1/75
Maryborough QLD 19/2/75
Tamworth NSW 6/9/75

429. The Transhipment

Carol Goodman.......Lesley Yeomans
Det. Sgt. Ken Davidson.......Peter Gwynne
Capt. Robert Kroeger.......Joe James
Franklin Griggs.......Ralph Cotterill
Nick Pappas.......George Spartels
George Pappas.......John Proper
Fr. O'Neil.......Robert Essex
Johnny Brennan.......Tony Cursio
Greg.......Kym Gyngell
Bloke.......John Geros
Paul Goodman.......Frank Esler

Script.......Vince Moran
Director.......Paul Eddey
Executive Producer.......Edward Ogden

Synopsis: A visiting American policeman, Capt. Robert Kroeger, is in Australia to find a link in a drug smuggling racket. Kroeger accompanies Det. Sgt. Harry White to Canberra to investigate the murder of a Melbourne drug addict whose body was found in Lake Burley Griffin.

Notes: Segments filmed in Canberra.

Airdate:
Sydney 9/7/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 23/8/74

Melbourne 27/8/74
Toowoomba QLD 29/8/74
Adelaide 2/9/74
Maryborough QLD 26/2/75
Tamworth NSW 13/9/75

 

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Ep. 428: Terry Bader

430. Brotherhood Of Man

Jack Ward.......Bruce Kerr
Mick Boland.......Gerry Duggan
Willie Morris.......Reg Evans
Jocelyn Davies.......Lesley Baker
Pete McKenzie.......Peter Hepworth
Jimmy Moore.......Rob Steele
Barker.......Alan Rowe
Greg Watkins.......Robert Schroeder
Andy Fisher.......Lester Morris
Workshop member.......Harry Lister

Script.......Peter Kinloch
Director.......Ian Bennett
Executive Producer.......Edward Ogden

Synopsis: When a cripple at a sheltered workshop is murdered, detectives discover a connection between the dead man and a recent art robbery.

Airdate:
Sydney 16/7/74
Brisbane 6/8/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 30/8/74
Melbourne 3/9/74
Toowoomba QLD 5/9/74
Adelaide 9/9/74
Newcastle NSW 18/1/75
Maryborough QLD 5/3/75
Tamworth NSW 20/9/75

431. Stand In For Terror

Jan Spencer.......Elli Maclure
Vince Forbes.......Hugh Logan
Toni Parsons.......Kerry Dwyer
Willi Van Severen.......Karen Peterson
Sally.......Liza Lee Atkinson
Joe Karlin.......George Olasz
Dobson.......William Williams
Fr. Mcmanus.......Don Smibert
Warder Albert Dent.......Bill Tyrel
Wilson.......Peter Green

Script.......Jim Simmonds
Director.......Igor Auzins
Executive Producer.......Edward Ogden

Synopsis: Vince Forbes escapes from a prison farm and heads for Melbourne to seek his former girlfriend. He evades police cordons, he eludes detectives and he takes hostages. He is finally trapped in the partially completed underground rail loop tunnel with a girl hostage, and his instability of mind, a condition known as hyperaccusive, means any noise can become unbearable.

Airdate:
Sydney 23/7/74
Brisbane 13/8/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 6/9/74
Melbourne 10/9/74
Toowoomba QLD 12/9/74
Adelaide 16/9/74
Maryborough QLD 15/3/75
Tamworth NSW 27/9/75

 

432. The Fellas Send Their Regards

Ieva Zervos.......Jill Forster
Frankovic.......Colin Drake
Tony Galachi.......John Smythe
Gunman.......David Milne
Jenny Morrison.......Tina Jorgensen
Waitress.......Charmion Jacka
Det. Bob Sutherland.......Don Smibert
Surgeon.......John Blackall

Script.......Roger Simpson
Director.......Paul Eddey
Executive Producer.......Henry Crawford

Synopsis: Sen. Det. Kelly's girlfriend, Ieva Zervos, is shot in the street. Unwillingly and resentfully, Kelly finds his life under scrutiny as Ieva's contacts in the Greek community are found to be involved in drug trafficking, blackmail and illegal immigration. After hiding to ambush a drug pick-up, Sen. Det. Kelly is crippled when the squad car crashes after a chase.

Notes: Final episode with John Stanton as Sen. Det. Pat Kelly.

Airdate:
Sydney 30/7/74
Brisbane 20/8/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 13/9/74
Melbourne 17/9/74
Toowoomba QLD 19/9/74
Adelaide 23/9/74
Wollongong NSW 2/12/74
Maryborough QLD 22/3/75

 

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Ep. 432: John Stanton and Gary Day

433. The Fireworks Man

Kenny Sutton.......Peter Sumner
Joyce.......Elspeth Ballantyne
Thelma Sutton.......Valma Pratt
Dr. Cameron.......Malcolm Steed
Davis.......Jack Perry
D24 operator.......Michael Carman
Sgt. Ray Morgan.......Louis Seater
Policeman (Alan).......Ron Southcott
Policeman (Cliff).......Roger Boyce
Divvy Constable.......George Vidalis
Greg Watkins.......Robert Schroeder

Script.......Vince Moran & Peter Kinloch
Director.......Igor Auzins
Executive Producer.......Henry Crawford

Synopsis: Kenny Sutton murders his wife, steals some explosives and takes a hostage as he heads towards the city to stage his own fireworks display at the Moomba festival.

Notes: First episode with Dennis Grosvenor as Sen. Det. Michael Deegan. Igor Auzins won a Logie award for directing this episode, and Crawfords entered it in the TV section of the Cannes Film Festival. A cameo appearance is made by Leonard Teale and Carla Hoogeveen on the Class Of 74 float in scenes filmed during the Moomba procession.

Airdate:
Sydney 6/8/74
Brisbane 27/8/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 20/9/74
Melbourne 24/9/74
Toowoomba QLD 26/9/74
Adelaide 30/9/74
Newcastle NSW 8/2/75
Maryborough QLD 29/3/75
Tamworth NSW 11/10/75

434. The Graduation Of Tony Walker

Interviewer.......Olivia Hamnett
Sonia.......Kris McQuade
Tony Walker.......Richard Hibbard
Eric Logan.......Keith Lee
Frank Walker.......Ken Goodlet
Kate.......Denise Drysdale
Lorna Walker.......Judith Fisher
Larry Townsend.......Ubaldo Staffieri
Peter 'Fish' Fisher.......John Gerostathos
Victim.......Manuel Bugeja
Des.......Nicholas Waters
Siddy.......Tony Cursio

Script.......Peter Schreck
Director.......Paul Eddey
Executive Producer.......Henry Crawford

Synopsis: Tony Walker is bored, frustrated, and, like many other youths, destined for trouble. He belongs to a gang of yobbos who roam the streets bashing innocent victims. While he is out on the streets, his parents are sitting at home watching a TV talk programme featuring Insp. Lawson and an eminent criminologist, Eric Logan. The story is told on three levels: flashbacks to Tony's childhood, his activities at present, and the discussion underway on television.

Notes: Peter Schreck won an Awgie award (1974) for this script, which examines some of the family, educational and social factors that contribute to unmotivated bashings.

Airdate:
Brisbane 3/9/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 27/9/74
Melbourne 1/10/74
Toowoomba QLD 3/10/74
Adelaide 7/10/74
Newcastle NSW 15/2/75
Maryborough QLD 5/4/75
Tamworth NSW 18/10/75

 

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Ep. 433: Dennis Grosvenor and Charles 'Bud' Tingwell

435. Moon Shadow

Barbara Foley.......Laura Gabriel
Merv Richardson.......John Ewart
Sgt. Kevin Daly.......Don Philps
Gary Richardson.......Terry Bader
Keith Foley .......Peter Aanensen
Charlie McCoy.......Walter Pym
Arthur Philips.......Syd Conabere
Greg Watkins.......Robert Schroeder
May Foley.......Joan Letch
Wayne Mitchell .......Peter Flett
Const. Neville Taylor.......Roger Boyce

Script.......Peter Kinloch
Director.......Igor Auzins
Executive Producer.......Henry Crawford

Synopsis: When two young people are murdered, an old eccentric gives the Homicide squad a hard time and confuses their case.

Airdate:
Sydney 20/8/74
Brisbane 10/9/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 4/10/74
Melbourne 8/10/74
Toowoomba QLD 10/10/74
Adelaide 14/10/74
Wollongong NSW 23/12/74
Newcastle NSW 22/2/75
Tamworth NSW 25/10/75

436. Coup De Grace

Brigadier Garnet Edgerton.......John Nash
George Clayton.......Les Foxcroft
Les Quinn.......Tony Bazell
Walter Sewell.......Arthur A'Beckett
Sylvia Edgerton.......Isobel Harley
Alan Lucas.......Colin McDonald
John Diamond.......Geoffrey Booth
Andy Keating.......Sam Raminov
Robbie West.......Paul Jansen

Script.......Charles Stamp
Director.......Igor Auzins
Executive Producer.......Edward Ogden

Synopsis: An elderly couple, retired Brigadier Garnet Edgerton and his wife Sylvia, who are much-loved by the community, take a riverside walk which ends in Sylvia's death. The case looks like being Inspector Lawson's first unsolved murder.

Notes: This script is based on an unsolved murder case in England which was used as an investigatory exercise by the British Metropolitan Police.

Airdate:
Sydney 27/8/74
Brisbane 17/9/74
Melbourne 15/10/74
Toowoomba QLD 17/10/74
Adelaide 21/10/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 17/12/74
Tamworth NSW 1/11/75

 

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Ep.435: Peter Aanensen and Laura Gabriel

437. Running Nowhere

Carol Adams.......Cecily Polson
Geoff Adams.......Peter Gwynne
Danny Clayton.......David Vallon
Frank Low.......David Baxter
Owen Green.......Les James
Foreman.......George Cunningham
Johnny Hughes.......Norman Hodges
Mick.......Malcolm Phillips
Dennis Adams.......Mark Wallace

Script.......Peter Schreck
Director.......F. C. Barnes
Executive Producer.......Edward Ogden

Synopsis: A British couple who were successful diamond robbers are discovered living in Australia after the murder of their friend. There is a race to find them between the underworld and the police.

Airdate:
Brisbane 24/9/74
Toowoomba QLD 24/10/74
Melbourne 29/10/74
Adelaide 4/11/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 18/2/75
Newcastle NSW 8/3/75
Maryborough QLD 26/4/75
Tamworth NSW 8/11/75

438. Mr. Spence

Robert Spence.......Keith Eden
Helen Taylor.......Patsy King
Les McKenzie.......Denzil Howson
Mulvaney.......Bruce Kilpatrick
Prior.......Bill Bennett
Heathcote.......Peter Flett
Constable.......Clive Hearne
Alice McKenzie.......Gladys Simpson

Script.......Howard Griffiths
Director.......Paul Eddey
Executive Producer.......Henry Crawford

Synopsis: Is Mr. Spence a harmless public servant, an abandoned husband with a desperate problem? Or is he an evil, scheming wife killer? The romantic aspirations of Helen Taylor, the no-longer-young typist, are an important part of the jigsaw leading Insp. Lawson into a cat and mouse pursuit ending in a lonely country graveyard.

Airdate:
Sydney 17/9/74
Brisbane 1/10/74
Toowoomba QLD 31/10/74
Adelaide 11/11/74
Melbourne 4/2/75
Coffs Harbour NSW 4/3/75
Newcastle NSW 15/3/75
Tamworth NSW 15/11/75
Geraldton WA 28/9/78

 

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Gary Day, Don Barker, Bud Tingwell and Dennis Grosvenor

439. Poker Face

Pam Dunn.......Michelle Fawdon
Dave Ellis.......Kevin Miles
William 'Poker-Face' Martin.......Ernie Bourne
Benny Tracy.......Peter Aanensen
Sgt. Fred Sawyer.......Clive Hearne
'Turk' Rogers.......Robin Bowering
'Grabber' Clarke.......Keith Kaye
Greg Watkins.......Robert Schroeder
Dr. Mac.......Ivor Bowyer
Dean.......Norman Hodges
Holt.......David Lamont
Groundsman.......Colin McDonald

Script.......Jim Simmonds
Director.......Ian Bennett
Executive Producer.......Henry Crawford

Synopsis: An innocent birdwatcher leads the Homicide squad to the discovery of an illegal gaming house. A corrupt, influential businessman, heavily involved in gambling, seems to have all the cards in his favour - but murder was a hand he should not have played, and Insp. Lawson is determined to turn the tables.

Airdate:
Sydney 24/9/74
Brisbane 8/10/74
Toowoomba QLD 7/11/74
Adelaide 18/11/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 7/1/75
Melbourne 11/2/75
Newcastle NSW 22/3/75
Maryborough QLD 10/5/75

440. The Animal That Had To Be Fed

Robyn Taylor.......Clare Balmford
Wanda Cook.......Nina Bondarenko
Susan King.......Alexandra Hynes
Policewoman Clarke.......Kerry Dwyer
Grandfather Baker.......Roy Day
Jamie Wright.......Richard Morgan
Barmaid.......Marie Williams
Greg Watkins.......Robert Schroeder
John Phillips.......Ken Weaver
Mrs. Wright.......Mary Marschall
Mrs. Bell.......Esme Melville
Mrs. Phillips.......Christine Calcutt
Dog.......'Yossarian'

Script.......David Boutland
Director.......David Stevens
Executive Producer.......Henry Crawford
Dog 'Yossarian' trainer and handler.......Nina Bondarenko

Synopsis: While chasing a truant schoolboy, a young policewoman comes across a torture chamber, and a case for the Homicide squad.

Notes: The Broadcasting Control Board ruled that this episode should not be screened before 8:30 PM.

Airdate:
Sydney 1/10/74
Brisbane 15/10/74
Toowoomba QLD 14/11/74
Adelaide 25/11/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 14/1/75
Melbourne 18/2/75
Tamworth NSW 29/11/75

 

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Ep. 439: Peter Aanensen, Michelle Fawdon and Ernie Bourne

441. The Hooker

Buddy Thomas.......Martin Harris
'Pop' Clancy.......Ray Marshall
Teddy Bates.......Greg Smith
Ruby Smith.......Cherry Blaskett
Barman.......Roy Lyons
Greg Watkins.......Robert Schroeder
Jack Sharp.......Lester Morris
Tom Johnson.......Frank Gow
Ma Watson.......Marie Fidock
Himself.......Peter Landy
Himself.......Merv Williams
Himself.......Terry Reily

Script.......Jim Simmonds
Director.......Igor Auzins
Executive Producer.......Edward Ogden

Synopsis: Buddy Thomas, a top boxer, is making a comeback, but as the victorious Thomas returns home to celebrate with his girlfriend, Ruby Smith, he finds she has been murdered. Ruby had been a prostitute, but to Thomas' certain knowledge, she had given it up. Some not too difficult research by the Homicide squad shows that she had not in fact 'retired' - and the long job of tracking down and questioning her customers begins. It is Thomas who uncovers the vital clue to the murderer, just as the police are making the same deductions.

Notes: Presenters Peter Landy and Merv Williams, and referee Terry Reily, from HSV-7's boxing programme 'TV Ringside' appear as themselves.

Airdate:
Brisbane 22/10/74
Toowoomba QLD 21/11/74
Adelaide 2/12/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 21/1/75
Sydney 18/2/75
Melbourne 1/4/75
Maryborough QLD 24/5/75
Tamworth NSW 6/12/75

442. Snails For Dinner

Jennifer 'Socks' O'Brien.......Tracy Mann
Patrick O'Brien.......Vincent Ball
Sally O'Brien.......Joy Mitchell
Winston Wright.......Hugh Logan
Marion.......Vikki Hammond
Cliff Wright.......Alan Rowe
Bloke with dog.......Bill Bennett
Ann Wright.......Charmion Jacka
Charles .......John Ferguson

Script.......Luis Bayonas
Director.......Simon Wincer
Executive Producer.......Edward Ogden

Synopsis: Is Patrick O'Brien as respectable as he seems, or are the threats to his life coming from someone who knows better?

Airdate:
Sydney 8/10/74
Brisbane 29/10/74
Toowoomba QLD 28/11/74
Adelaide 9/12/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 28/1/75
Wollongong NSW 10/2/75
Melbourne 25/2/75
Maryborough QLD 31/5/75

 

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Gary Day and Don Barker

443. Just Like Anyone Else

Const. Alec Henderson.......Harold Hopkins
Maureen Wilson.......Mercia Dean-Johns
Carol Henderson.......Donna Akersten
Jenny Lawrence.......Cheryl Smith
Jocko Maitland.......Greg Smith
Sgt. Ted Peters.......Bob Horsfall
Walter Harding.......Warwick Randall
Mrs. Harding.......Hazel Campbell
Constable.......Peter Felmingham
Greg Watkins.......Robert Schroeder
Police doctor.......Clive Hearne
Jean Peters.......Roz De Winter
Terry Henderson.......Blair Davies

Script.......David Stevens
Director.......David Stevens
Executive Producer.......Henry Crawford

Synopsis: Because of the murder of a colleague following a brutal attack, a young constable, a friend of Det. Deegan, is forced to choose between his marriage and his career.

Airdate:
Sydney 15/10/74
Brisbane 5/11/74
Traralgon VIC 19/11/74
Shepparton VIC 21/11/74
Toowoomba QLD 5/12/74
Adelaide 16/12/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 4/2/75
Melbourne 4/3/75
Tamworth NSW 20/12/75

444. Soldiering On

Jenny Winter.......Lesley Yeomans
Rev. Alan Ward.......Owen Weingott
Sgt. Tom Taylor.......Ken Wayne
Rick Tobin.......Allan Penney
Patrick Roach.......Bruce Kilpatrick
Const. Paul Noble.......Gil Tucker
Barman.......Malcolm Phillips
Ray Winter.......Peter Flett
David Ward.......Mark Randall
Wally.......Arch Hull

Script.......Vince Moran
Director.......Andrew Swanson
Executive Producer.......Edward Ogden

Synopsis: A war veteran misses the Anzac Day march, and the Homicide team take his behaviour into account when investigating the murder of a young man who is a confirmed pacifist.

Airdate:
Sydney 22/10/74
Brisbane 12/11/74
Toowoomba QLD 12/12/74
Adelaide 10/2/75
Coffs Harbour NSW 11/2/75
Melbourne 11/3/75
Maryborough QLD 14/6/75
Tamworth NSW 27/12/75

 

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Gary Day, Don Barker, Bud Tingwell and Dennis Grosvenor

445. The Last Season

Prue Fletcher.......Judy Morris
Ross Bullen.......Wynn Roberts
Bernie McCulloch.......Allan Penney
Johannes 'Johnny' Hausmann.......Eric Reiman
Barry Lynes.......Michael Ferguson
Sen. Const. Doug Parker.......Rod Densley
Kevin Gardiner.......Greg Barowski
Kenny Bullen.......Leif Hinrichsen

Script.......Peter Kinloch
Director.......David Stevens
Executive Producer.......Paul Eddey

Synopsis: Homicide detectives investigate a murder at a large sheep station.

Airdate:
Sydney 3/9/74
Melbourne 22/10/74
Adelaide 28/10/74
Toowoomba QLD 19/12/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 25/2/75
Albury NSW 27/3/75
Maryborough QLD 21/6/75
Tamworth NSW 3/1/76

446. Surprising What People Can Do

Barbara Cook.......Patricia Leehy
Derek Davis.......Richard Hibbard
Ken Cook.......Peter Corbett
Frances Brown.......Hilda Scurr
Thomas King.......Paul Young
Jack Bell.......Keith Kaye
Attendant.......Colin McDonald
Professor Beaumont.......Arnold Richest
Marj Cooper .......Gladys Simpson
Doctor.......Campbell Copelin
Supermarket bloke.......Gary Keane
Fred Brown.......Alwyn Owen

Script.......David Boutland
Director.......Paul Eddey
Executive Producer.......Edward Ogden

Synopsis: Is a small time crim as innocent as his wife maintains, or is he responsible for a brutal murder? Frances Brown's tiny house rocks with rejoicing - a wake for her late, miserly and unlamented husband, Alf. But the rejoicing stops when the police arrive, as they have found marks on Alf's body that indicate he was murdered.

Airdate:
Sydney 29/10/74
Brisbane 26/11/74
Toowoomba QLD 26/12/74
Adelaide 17/2/75
Coffs Harbour NSW 11/3/75
Swan Hill VIC 1/4/75
Melbourne 8/4/75
Maryborough QLD 28/6/75
Tamworth NSW 10/1/76

 

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Ep. 445: Judy Morris and Wynn Roberts

447. Brick Veneer

Sen. Const. Dawes.......Barry McQueen
Gran Lewis.......Kay Taylor
Anne Carson.......Maggie Dence
Christopher Lewis.......Matthew Crosby
Greg Watkins.......Robert Schroeder
Ray Carson.......Roger Boyce
'Deadline' Dawson.......Lew Luton
Ken Armitage.......Lloyd Morris
Pathologist.......Richard Butler
Const. Gregory.......Robert Greer

Script.......Howard Griffiths
Director.......Igor Auzins
Executive Producer.......Paul Eddey

Synopsis: Homicide detectives discover more than gracious living behind the plush facade of a suburban estate. In the wealthy eastern suburbs a dentist is found dead on his sitting-room floor and his wife and 14-year-old son are missing.

Airdate:
Brisbane 14/1/75
Toowoomba QLD 13/2/75
Coffs Harbour NSW 18/3/75
Melbourne 15/4/75
Tamworth NSW 17/1/76

448. A Nameless Grave

Fr. Frank Coghlan.......Ben Gabriel
Laurie Fielding.......Kit Taylor
Emma Perkins.......Sheila Florance
'Snatcher' Bennett.......Martin Vaughan
Dulcie Travis.......Kay Eklund
Dr. Sayers.......Peter Norton
Warder Horton.......Warwick Randall
Stark.......Hu Pryce
Anne Fielding.......Daphne Miller
Suspect.......John Geros

Script.......Jim Simmonds
Director.......Rob Stewart
Executive Producer.......Paul Eddey

Synopsis: A confession of a false testimony from a dying woman, a pearl brooch and a bitter young criminal cause a murder case to be re-opened after 20 years.

Airdate:
Brisbane 21/1/75
Toowoomba QLD 20/2/75
Adelaide 3/3/75
Wollongong NSW 24/3/75
Coffs Harbour NSW 25/3/75
Melbourne 22/4/75
Newcastle NSW 24/5/75
Maryborough QLD 12/7/75
Tamworth NSW 24/1/76

 

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Don Barker, Bud Tingwell, Dennis Grosvenor and Gary Day

449. Thou Shalt Not Want

Susan Ryder.......Carole Yelland
Joanna Wilson.......Clare Balmford
Sarah Adams.......Patsy King
Victor Ryder.......Bowen Llewellyn
Gardiner Adams.......Ian Mune
Bennett Sheil.......Paul Young
Celia Watson.......Joan Letch
Detective 1.......Leigh Luxmore
Detective 2.......Robert Greer
James.......Bryan Johnson

Script.......Ian Cameron & Maurice Hurst
Director.......Paul Eddey
Executive Producer.......Edward Ogden

Synopsis: Victor Ryder's wife, Susan, joins the Shepherds Of Life, a weird religious sect. When Victor Ryder reaches breaking point, he shoots his mother-in-law and, taking his wife hostage, barricades himself in the Shepherds Of Life temple along with the leader of the sect, Gardiner Adams.

Airdate:
Brisbane 28/1/75
Sydney 11/2/75
Toowoomba QLD 27/2/75
Adelaide 10/3/75
Coffs Harbour NSW 1/4/75
Melbourne 29/4/75
Newcastle NSW 7/6/75
Tamworth NSW 31/1/76

 

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Ep. 449: Gary Day and Paul Young

450. The Quiet Ones

Georgina Savage.......Helen Hemingway
Bill Standard.......Kevin Miles
Sidney Kane.......Ray Marshall
Janice Thelgood.......Jane Clifton
David Chambers.......Edmund Pegge
Sgt. Fred Carruthers.......Roy Lyons
Dr. Applemore.......Alan Bickford
Jensen.......Paul Glen
Nurse Biggs.......Berrie Cameron-Allen
Mrs. Holst-Nagle.......Barbara Jungworth
Fat motorist.......Dorothy Lawrence

Script.......Peter Dann
Director.......Igor Auzins
Executive Producer.......Edward Ogden

Synopsis: A car crash on a lonely country road looks like an accident. The Homicide squad unravel a web of conspiracy, adultery, blackmail and murder among the intrigues of a small town.

Airdate:
Brisbane 4/2/75
Sydney 25/2/75
Toowoomba QLD 6/3/75
Adelaide 17/3/75
Wollongong
NSW 7/4/75
Coffs Harbour NSW 8/4/75
Melbourne 6/5/75
Maryborough QLD 26/7/75

 

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